“An Extraordinary Trip. A Beautiful Gift of Perspective.”

Written by Emily Shaw Osborne, PWW Volunteer, Honduras This week in Honduras with Rotary and Pure Water for the World has been an extraordinary trip, and a beautiful gift of perspective. It’s been a week of experiencing intense poverty, incredible joy, unique culture, and a powerful God who cracked our hearts wide open so that Continue reading


2018 ‘Ripple Award’ Honors Rotarian Devoted to Changing Lives with Safe Water

Preface by Eric Johnson, PWW’s 2018 Ripple Award recipient: Have you ever read this quote by John Wesley? “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long Continue reading


High School Graduate Finds Inspiration and Friendships in Honduras

Written by Katie Berger, PWW Volunteer, Recent High School Graduate from Vermont This past June, I had the unbelievable opportunity to travel with Pure Water for the World to Trojes, Honduras. I stumbled upon this trip and organization while searching online for some kind of international service trip. During the summer before my first year Continue reading


Rotary Club of Glens Falls’ History with PWW

Written by Ian Williams, Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Glens Falls, and PWW Volunteer. Shared with permission.   The President of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls for 2004-2005 year was Ray Agnew.  He attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka, Japan that year and came back to the club excited about different opportunities for service Continue reading


Trip to Honduras Leaves Profound Impact on Navy Veteran

An open letter, written by Wayne Paulin, PWW Volunteer. Hello, my name is Wayne Paulin, and I had the incredible opportunity to join the crew of Pure Water for the World in April 2018. Being the president of the Rotaract Club of Cocoa, at Eastern Florida State College, presented me with the opportunity of a Continue reading


From AWTGRAM: Windshield Time–Honduras Style

This article was originally posted in AWTGRAM, the monthly newsletter of PWW’s partner, AWT (Association of Water Technologies), for its members. Shared with permission. Windshield Time–Honduras Style Highlights from an AWT Member’s trip to Honduras with our charity partner, Pure Water for the World.  By Rye Thompson, Innovative Water Consulting “Toyota Hilux Trucks work darn-hard Continue reading


Mom and PWW Volunteer Shares Powerful Story

By: Emily Ricketts ~ Mom, Licensed Massage Therapist, Humanitarian, Pure Water for the World Volunteer Words cannot express the AMAZINGLY AWESOME adventure I had working beside the Pure Water for the World team, my fellow volunteers and the people of Honduras last week; helping bring safe, clean water to the villages and schools of Trojes. Continue reading


Paul Sofka…committed to change in Cité Soleil

Pure Water for the World board member, Paul Sofka, recently made a visit to Haiti, where he returned to the community he holds so dearly in his heart, Cité Soleil. While there, Paul was able to visit with many families for whom he has played a significant role in helping to bring safe drinking water. Continue reading


Reflections on a Wesley Chapel Rotary team trip to Honduras

Eric Johnson, PWW Traveler Hiking through the mountain hills on a very small path. Drips of sweat draining down my face. Stopping to catch my breath….. Entering through a small door into a mud hut…mud floors. Why am I coming up on my 8th trip to Honduras? Why has Eric visited Honduras so many times? Continue reading


I’ve imagined Haiti ever since I can remember…

By Alys Spillman, PWW Grant Writer I’ve imagined Haiti ever since I can remember. My grandmother lived in the Caribbean and traveled there often, as an art and designer clothing buyer. When we visited her in Maine for holiday weekends, I would fall asleep facing a painting that, at first, looked like just a colorful Continue reading